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Political Science Faculty Position Search 2023-2024

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Associate Professor Full Professor
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment (see Table 1). The salary range for this position is $74,600 - $197,100. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: September 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCLA Department of Political Science invites applications from outstanding candidates for an open-rank position in the field of International Relations, to begin on July 1, 2024. While the department has particular needs in this field, we also welcome applications from exceptional candidates in any field who contribute to diversity and inclusion at UCLA and the communities that we serve.

UCLA and the UCLA Department of Political Science are firmly committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Therefore, we ask each applicant to submit with their application a statement that addresses their past efforts, as well as future plans, to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, and service.

The online application should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, the aforementioned diversity statement, evidence of teaching excellence in related courses, at least one writing sample, completed Authorization to Release Information form, and three letters of reference. Applicants who do not yet hold a faculty position or who have held one for fewer than two years should also include a graduate transcript. The letters of recommendation should be uploaded directly by the referees. A PhD in Political Science or related field should be in hand prior to the appointment. To ensure full consideration, please submit applications by September 30, 2023, however, applications will be accepted through June 30, 2024. After the initial review date, new applications will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Sample guidance for EDI statement: https://ucla.app.box.com/v/sample-EDI-statements.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. The on-scale salary range for the open-rank position in International Relations is $74,600 - $197,100. Off-scale salaries” (i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step), and other components of pay, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. UC salary scales: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e. those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment refence checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Political Science or related field in hand prior to the appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of Interest

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Writing Sample

  • Graduate Transcript - Applicants who do not yet hold a faculty position or who have held one for fewer than two years should also include a graduate transcript.
    (Optional)

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants will enter the names and contact information of their references, UC Recruit will then generate an
email invitation for the referee to submit their letter. Applicant will have the ability to send letter writers
reminders via their UC Recruit application.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08716

Help contact: bsunnu@polisci.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA